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Gallipoli centenary: Animals in war

SIMPSON AND HIS DONKEY John Simpson Kirkpatrick arrived at Gallipoli under heavy fire with the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance on the first day of the landings. He began work in the early hours of April 26 before noticing a lone donkey grazing

Gallipoli centenary: Animals in war

SIMPSON AND HIS DONKEY John Simpson Kirkpatrick arrived at Gallipoli under heavy fire with the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance on the first day of the landings. He began work in the early hours of April 26 before noticing a lone donkey grazing

Gallipoli centenary: Evacuation

MURDOCH’S “GALLIPOLI LETTER” Australian journalist Sir Keith Murdoch landed on Anzac beach shortly after the horrendous “August Offensive”. Upon arrival he found a disgruntled Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, a British war correspondent who was growing increasingly frustrated by the heavy censorship of his news

Gallipoli centenary: Evacuation

MURDOCH’S “GALLIPOLI LETTER” Australian journalist Sir Keith Murdoch landed on Anzac beach shortly after the horrendous “August Offensive”. Upon arrival he found a disgruntled Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, a British war correspondent who was growing increasingly frustrated by the heavy censorship of his news

Gallipoli centenary: The battles

KRITHIA: April 28, May 6-8 & June 4, 1915 After landing on the peninsula, the Allies initiated the first of three battles of Krithia. The main Allied force planned to break through Turkish defensive lines and seize a village, Krithia, located

Gallipoli centenary: The battles

KRITHIA: April 28, May 6-8 & June 4, 1915 After landing on the peninsula, the Allies initiated the first of three battles of Krithia. The main Allied force planned to break through Turkish defensive lines and seize a village, Krithia, located

Gallipoli centenary: The landing

WHY INVADE GALLIPOLI? The Gallipoli Campaign was launched during World War I in an effort to drive Germany’s ally,Turkey, out of the war. In late 1914, Russia was being threatened by a Turkish advance near the Georgian border. If successful, this

Gallipoli centenary: The landing

WHY INVADE GALLIPOLI? The Gallipoli Campaign was launched during World War I in an effort to drive Germany’s ally,Turkey, out of the war. In late 1914, Russia was being threatened by a Turkish advance near the Georgian border. If successful, this

Family of WWI veteran finally reunited with treasure trove of Anzac memories

For more than 30 years, a stranger kept Jim Kerr’s war medals, photographs and postcards safe in the hope that one day Kerr’s family would reclaim their archive. It took patience, care and some letter writing to ensure that Eleonore

Family of WWI veteran finally reunited with treasure trove of Anzac memories

For more than 30 years, a stranger kept Jim Kerr’s war medals, photographs and postcards safe in the hope that one day Kerr’s family would reclaim their archive. It took patience, care and some letter writing to ensure that Eleonore

Brief Lives

ALFRED CHARLES VINCENT RAWLINS (No. 346 / No. 2545) It was a bizarre chain of events ranging from Jack The Ripper, to secrets in the Royal family and sectarian cover-ups that led Alfred Rawlins in to the uniform of the first

Brief Lives

ALFRED CHARLES VINCENT RAWLINS (No. 346 / No. 2545) It was a bizarre chain of events ranging from Jack The Ripper, to secrets in the Royal family and sectarian cover-ups that led Alfred Rawlins in to the uniform of the first

The cost of survival

The image of his best mate, Bertie Hill, being killed before his eyes during the frighteningly futile Charge at the Nek continued to haunt Arthur Woodbridge for the remainder of his life. He refused to ever talk about Gallipoli and the pain

The cost of survival

The image of his best mate, Bertie Hill, being killed before his eyes during the frighteningly futile Charge at the Nek continued to haunt Arthur Woodbridge for the remainder of his life. He refused to ever talk about Gallipoli and the pain